Rhode Island Laws and Penalties

OffensePenaltyIncarceration  Max. Fine  

Possession

Personal Use

Less than 1 ozCivil ViolationNone$ 150
1 oz - 1 kgMisdemeanor1 year$ 500

With Intent to Distribute

1 - 5 kgFelony10* - 50 years$ 500,000
More than 5 kgFelony25 years* - life$ 100,000
Within 300 yards of a school may result in double penalty.
1 kg is approximately 35 oz
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Sale or Cultivation

Less than 1 kgFelony30 years$ 100,000
1 - 5 kgFelony10* - 50 years$ 500,000
More than 5 kgFelony20 years* - life$ 10,000
To a minor at least three years youngerFelony2 - 5 years$ 100,000
Within 300 yards of a school may result in double penalty.
1 kg is approximately 35 oz
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Paraphernalia

Manufacture, sale, delivery, or possession with intent to sell or deliverNot Classified2 years$ 5,000
Delivery to a person under 18 yearsNot Classified5 years$ 5,000

Miscellaneous

Possession while driving will result in a driver's license suspension for a period of 6 months.